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One Size Does Not Fit All When it Comes to Uniform Programs

One Size Doesn’t Fit All When It Comes to Uniforms or Uniform Programs Most people spend a majority of their time on the job, and while it would be great to be able to work in our favorite pair of jeans or that ratty old t-shirt, that’s just not reality. But we do want to be comfortable and at ease in our workwear, which means it has to be the proper fit. While standardized uniforms can be a gift, they can also be a curse, depending on how they look and fit. Uniform rental programs are great when it comes […]

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Being Green Runs in the Kleen Kraft Family, too!

Being Green Runs in the Kleen Kraft Family, too! “Going green” and sustainability are popular terms thrown around everywhere these days, but what does that really mean? For some people it’s recycling their plastic bottles and cans, for others it’s eating organic and using recyclable bags. Since our beginnings 67 years ago based in Southern California, being “green” and “sustainability” are not buzzwords to us — it’s a way of doing business. As a locally owned and operated company in our 4th generation of leadership, we are committed to being good environmental stewards for our future, and our future generations. […]

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Uniform Industry Acquisitions and Consolidations.
 Has Your Service Been Impacted?

Uniform Industry Acquisitions and Consolidations.
 Has Your Service Been Impacted? Over the last year, the uniform rental industry has seen its share of acquisitions and consolidations. Specifically, Cintas acquired G&K Services, and Aramark acquired AmeriPride. As an independent uniform rental provider, we’ve talked with many businesses impacted by these transitions. Most companies who are forced to deal with a transition in their uniform rental company are less than satisfied with the changes. How about you? Has your uniform program, mat or towel rental program changed hands to a national provider recently? Are you and your employees experiencing some difficulties in […]

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Enhanced Visibility Work Wear vs Hi Visibility Workwear

Enhanced Visibility Work Wear – Keep employees safe on the job No matter what industry someone works in, safety is a critical concern. Whether it’s getting ear plugs for those around loud noises or specialty protection for a welder, specific measures are taken to ensure every employee isn’t put at risk. While these safety precautions are straight forward, think about all of the other potential accident areas around your workplace. Dark areas in production facilities Shipping docks where forklifts are moving materials Maintenance staff working under, on, or in machinery Construction sites with a flurry of activity and heavy equipment […]

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Janitorial Uniforms. It’s a Dirty Job, but Someone Has To Do It.

Janitorial Uniforms. It’s a Dirty Job, but Someone Has To Do It. No one thinks about a clean building or facility — that is until it isn’t so clean anymore. And while we talk a lot about uniform rental programs, especially in manufacturing and food processing, we often forget about the hard-working people who keep those facilities clean and safe for everyone who enters and leaves: your janitorial staff. Whether you call them Maintenance Personnel, Janitors, Custodians, or Facility Service Staff, these employees deserve just as much recognition and connection to the company as other employees. One of the best ways […]

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Customer Service is Our Specialty

Customer Service is Our Specialty The customer is always right, and Kleen Kraft Services has been taking care of our customers for more than 67 years. That’s when Albert Antman started a small retail laundry near the University of Southern California, doing the pressing and ironing of retail garments. Back then, we didn’t even have our own washroom and had to send laundering to another plant. Fast-forward to 2019, and the company has evolved into a thriving uniform rental business with a large distribution facility that combines an old-fashioned, honest work ethic with teamwork, technology, and a family-first attitude.  We’ve […]

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Pharmaceutical Lab Coats: Why do we wear them?

Pharmaceutical Lab Coats: Why do we wear them?   Did You Know The Lab Coat Changed History? It’s said that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but on the other hand, perception is often reality. Take for instance when you see someone wearing a crisp, clean lab coat. You probably think they’re highly educated, working in the field of medicine or in a sanitary, controlled environment. In other words, if they’re wearing a lab coat, they’re pretty legit. But what if we told you that toward the end of the 19th century, Western medicine was seen as little […]

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Uniform rentals for manufacturing in Southern California

The Importance of Uniforms in the Manufacturing Industry

The Importance of Uniforms in the Manufacturing Industry Uniforms elevate every workplace to a higher level, benefiting the employees, customers, and the organization itself. The Manufacturing Industry is no different, and in many cases, the need for uniforms is even greater. Here are a few reasons why Kleen Kraft’s uniform rental program is a perfect fit for your company. On Sight Recognition Need to quickly distinguish someone from one department to another? Need to make sure supervisors and managers are easily identifiable in larger facilities? Want to ensure your customers recognize your employees? Coordinated, branded manufacturing uniforms are a great […]

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5 Essential Benefits a Uniform Rental Program Can Bring to a First-Time Customer

5 Essential Benefits a Uniform Rental Program Can Bring to a First-Time Customer Kleen Kraft’s own Marilyn McCarty had the pleasure of attending TRSA’s Marketing & Sales Summit at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas December 12th and 13th of last year. TRSA is a national organization that strengthens and promotes the linen, uniform, and facility services industry in a number of different ways, including sharing information and best practices at events and conferences such as this one. While Marilyn spent time networking with other industry leaders and attending many informational sessions over the two-day event, the executive panel discussion stands […]

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A Facility Service Replenishment Program Makes Perfect Sense for Your Workplace

Facility Service Replenishment Programs for Your Workplace   When you think of all the companies, shops, restaurants, and other businesses you’ve frequented, they all have something in common – bathrooms. While bathrooms are a dime a dozen, customers (and employees) will judge a business based on the state of its bathroom and other facilities. In fact, in a survey conducted by SCA Tissue, 50 percent of people said they would tell friends and family about a negative restroom experience and 46 percent said they would avoid going to an establishment based on a poor restroom review. If it isn’t clean […]

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